Hardship in Brazil, South Africa strengthens China’s BRICS lead

This weekend, China will be hosting the annual BRICS summit – a meeting of leaders from five developing nations including Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Lourdes Casanova, academic director of Cornell University’s Emerging Markets Institute, says that political and economic instability in Brazil and South Africa has solidified China’s lead position at the […]

Don’t hold your breath for TPP, or China-led trade deal

Lourdes Casanova, academic director of the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University, says that the APEC meeting this week has become more relevant in the current anti-globalization climate, but also cautions people that free trade deals will take time. Bio: https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Faculty-And-Research/Profile/id/lc683 Casanova says: “Discussions initiated at the APEC summit in Beijing two years ago about […]

Agriculture, tax reforms at risk after Colombia’s ‘no’ vote

Lourdes Casanova, academic director of the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business, is available to comment on the economic repercussions of the weekend’s referendum in Colombia. Bio: https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Faculty-And-Research/Profile/id/lc683   Casanova says: “The Colombian government’s plan to develop the agricultural sector to its potential is now on hold, and so are natural […]